Lighting Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.88 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men make up the vast majority of Lighting Technicians (88 percent) who took the survey. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although about two in five lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and about two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,726 - $77,281
(Median)
$23K
$44K
$77K
MEDIAN: $43,680
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90%

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$11.15 - $22.84
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$22,726 - $77,281  
   
Bonus
$2,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,542 - $60,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $22.84  
   
Overtime
$18.23 - $37.88  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$2,250  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,542 - $60,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Pay by Experience Level for Lighting Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Lighting Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $34K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $37K. Lighting Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $39K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $46K.

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Experience Affects Lighting Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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